6.0 TEMPORARY POSITIONS
6.1 The District and the Union agree to review temporary positions to determine if such positions may be made permanent in nature. The District agrees to facilitate the transition of temporary employees to permanent positions.
6.2 The District will make every effort to develop, update, and administer examinations to facilitate hiring in classifications that historically have high numbers of temporary workers.
6.3 NON-PERMANENT EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
6.3.1 Temporary employees regularly assigned to less than 20 hours per week shall not be entitled to District benefit contributions. Every January 1st, regularly scheduled provisional/temporary employees working twenty (20) or more but less than thirty (30) hours per week, or as needed employees who have worked intermittently on average twenty (20) or more but less than thirty (30) hours per week within a twelve (12) month period measured from July 1st – June 30th of the preceding year are eligible for employee only medical benefits (health, vision, dental) through the Health Service System under the Federal Affordable Care Act.
Additionally, every January 1st, regularly scheduled provisional/temporary employees working at least thirty (30) hours a week, or as needed employees who have worked intermittently on average for thirty (30) or more hours per week within the twelve (12) month period measured from July 1st – June 30th of the preceding year are eligible for employee and, if applicable, dependent medical benefits (health, vision, dental). Eligibility will be determined on a year-to-year basis for qualifying employees.
6.3.2 Temporary employees regularly assigned to at least twenty (20), but less than forty (40) hours per week will receive pro-rated District contributions for premiums, vacation pay, holiday pay, sick pay, and available city Retirement coverage. If acceptable to the carrier, said part time employees may purchase life and/or long-term disability insurance at the employee’s expense.
6.3.3 The following sections (6.3.4 through and including 6.3.6) shall be effective prospectively on July 1, 2016.
6.3.4 Temporary employees who are regularly scheduled to work shall qualify to advance to the next pay step of said classification as follows:
188.8.131.52 If initially employed in the classification at step 1, the employee shall qualify to advance to step 2 after six (6) months of service and to succeeding step annually thereafter on the date of movement to step 2.
184.108.40.206 If initially employed in the classification at step 2 or higher, the employee shall qualify to advance to succeeding steps annually thereafter on the employee’s date of hire in the classification.
6.3.5 As-needed temporary employees who have worked 1040 hours within two year period in their classification shall qualify to advance to the next pay step of said classification on the 1041st hour, and annually thereafter.
6.3.6 Those employees currently employed as of adoption by the Board of Education in 2016 who were appointed above step 1, working at least 6 hours per day, who have not yet reached 1040 hours shall be advanced to the next step on their 1041st hour, and annually thereafter.